- Plastic model kit, glue & paint required (not included)
- Skill Level 3
- Decal set for US Navy version
- Completed dimensions: 9.25” L x 6.8” Wingspan
- Box Dimensions: 13.75” L x 8.3” W x 1.6” H
- Recommend for 11 years and above.
This Revell Germany F-18C kit features a detailed cockpit, optionally open canopy, detailed landing gear and 2 Sidewinder Air to Air missiles and 2 auxiliary tanks.
The F / A-18 twin-engine all-weather multi-role combat aircraft was developed by Northrop and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in accordance with US Navy and Marine Corps requirements as a carrier-borne aircraft for use on aircraft carriers. It should have the ability to combat land, sea and air targets over long ranges. The fl ight test schedule continued until the end of 1982 the aircrafts maiden flight on 18 November 1978. The F/A-18A and the two-seater F / A-18B trainer entered service in 1983. Three CRT multifunction displays were installed in the Hornets cockpit for the fi rst time. All essential information for the pilot shown in the Head-Up Display (HUD). Fitted with many new and improved internal systems the F/A-18C took off for the fi rst time on 3 September 1986. Externally, there were hardly any differences to its predecessor. Delivery of production aircraft commenced at the end of 1989. Now, information for the pilot was displayed via two colour multi-function displays and one CRT MFD. In addition to the upgraded avionics and a new ejection seat the aircraft also had all the ability to deploy various guided missiles and modern electronic warfare equipment. In the D version, a Weapons Systems Offi cer could be seated behind the pilot instead of the instructor, which is an advantage primarily during air-to-ground attack missions. Flight characteristics and combat effi ciency were further improved with the gradual introduction of improved components and new systems during production. After 1995 for example, a GPS receiver was installed and Radar Absorbent Materials (RAM) came into use at certain locations to make locating of the aircraft diffi cult. A total of 1800 aircraft were produced. The Hornet is considered to be very reliable and easy to maintain. The Digital Flight Control System has quadruple redundency. Since 1986, the F/A-18 was involved in all major military operations concerning the United States. Missions included securing air superiority, reconnaissance, airspace surveillance and air-to-ground attack. In 2008, the U.S. Navy had 409 aircraft in the A-D versions available and the US Marine Corps 238 aircraft. Since 1999 these are being replaced by the larger and more powerful F/A-18E-F Super Hornet. The Finnish Armed Forces are the largest foreign operator and have 55 F/A-18C’s in their inventory. Kuwait has 39 aircraft in this version. Switzerland’s Air Force procured 26 F/A-18C’s and 8 two-seater versions which were assembled in Emmen and have been in use as interceptors since 1997.
This model kit is a great addition to your collection.